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Rehmannia (Sheng Di Huang)

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What is Rehmannia?

Known as Chinese Foxglove, Rehmannia is said to balance out yin deficiencies. One of the most well-known plant-specific compounds in Rehmannia is Catalpol, which is likely responsible for the plant’s sugar-lowering, inflammation-fighting, immune-balancing and  antioxidant defense effects . As a result, it is an exceptional anti-aging ingredient, as it clears the toxins that lead to dry, dull skin and nourishes and replenishes skin. It is also used to fight bacterial infections, as a tonic, and for a variety of conditions associated with inflammation, like asthma and arthritis.*


What are the Benefits of Rehmannia?

Rehmannia contains a plant-specific compound called Catalpol, which has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and immune-balancing properties that promote nourished, replenished skin.  It clears toxins that lead to inflamed and dry skin.  It also helps with allergies, high blood pressure and asthma.

Rehmannia in Traditional Chinese Medicine

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Rehmannia is renowned as a longevity herb and classified as a blood tonic and a life force (yin) tonic.  Studies suggest that Rehmannia can nourish the blood, thereby reversing anemia (a yin deficiency) and that it may protect the parts of the bone marrow that make red blood cells*

How to Take Rehmannia

Rehmannia is commonly available as an oral tablet or capsule, extract or tea. It is used in our supplements and can be found in our Surface Appeal.

Easily incorporate Rehmannia into your lifestyle with The Hao Life’s Chinese herbal supplements. Explore our herbal superblends to find out which one meets your unique needs!


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